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World Gym International

Franchise

For more than forty years, World Gym has been at the epicenter of the modern fitness scene with the goal of creating fitness enthusiasts who want to be fitter, healthier, and stronger.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
$150,000
Net worth required
$1,000,000
Investment
$1,000,000 - $1,500,000
Franchise fee
$25,000
Royalty
5.0%
Offers Financing
Yes
Units in operation
220
Founded
1976
Franchising Since
1982

Own a World Gym International Franchise - Questions & Answers

What is it?

  • A gym franchise with a passion to innovate and improve the gym experience
  • Their mission is to convert people from needing to train to wanting to train

How does it make money?

  • Monthly Memberships (3 tiers)
  • Nutrition/Cafe & Retail sales
  • Personal Training & Team Training sales
  • Host a wide variety of classes such as World Gym Athletics, Bootcamp, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, Treadmill, Rowing, Zumba Classes and more.

Who is it for?

  • People who want a flexible business model that adapts to the fitness industry and the local market
  • Entrepreneurs who want the support, resources and recognition of a global, iconic brand while maintaining an authentic hometown gym
  • People who want to build a new world gym-choose from a Studio Model or Full Service Club-or convert your existing gym into one

What would you do as a franchisee?

  • Operate the gym and sell memberships, training programs, and nutrition products
  • Host a variety of group fitness classes
  • Sell retail merchandise

Overview

World Gym International

Seriously Fun Fitness

Welcome to World Gym & World Gym Athletics!

For 43 years, World Gym has been at the epicenter of the modern fitness scene-the place where Muscle Beach meets Hollywood, and where serious fitness meets celebrity. We love working out, changing lives and empowering our members to live life fit and strong. We are driven to help entrepreneurial goals become a reality and we've expanded to over 200 locations worldwide.

As a prospective franchisee, you will soon discover that World Gym is much more than just a gym franchise; it’s a way of life. We eat, drink, and breathe the gym and we are servants to the success of our franchisees. As a potential franchisee, you’ll find our passion is reflected in how we continually innovate new offerings, systems and technology so that you can dominate your territory. 

Why World Gym

We know there are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a fitness franchise. So why choose us over the other guys? What makes us different? When you team up with World Gym, you’ll gain:

  • A global brand – Gain a competitive advantage with the marketing power and recognition of a global brand, while still maintaining the feeling of an authentic hometown gym.
  • Freedom to Choose – Choose between a small-to-large World Gym Full-Service Club (10,000+ sq ft) or a World Gym Athletics Studio (2,500+ sq ft).
  • Growth Opportunities – We are moving aggressively to expand across the U.S. and Canada. Join us and be the first to dominate your market. Single Unit, Multi-Unit and Area Development Agreements are currently available in North America only.
  • Best-in-Class Support – Gain the business systems and support of a team that possesses a wealth of fitness industry experience, and who is responsive and innovative at every level. When you join World Gym, you’re becoming part of a much larger family.
  • Flexibility – Enjoy the freedom to customize your services and amenities to best fit the needs of your local market.
  • Competitive Franchising Fees – Our highly-competitive franchising fees allow you to keep more of your profits and invest more money into your business.

Amenities & Layout

1. World Gym Full-Service Clubs (10,000-50,000 square feet):

Amenities vary, based on size and may include:

  • Strength Training Equipment
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Locker Rooms
  • Personal Training
  • Dedicated Area for World Gym Athletics Team Training
  • Group Exercise
  • Retail Pro Shop
  • Barbell Café
  • Tanning & Hydro-massage
  • Childcare
  • Women’s Only Area

2. World Gym Athletics Studio (2,500-9,000 square feet):

Amenities vary, based on size and may include:

  • Dedicated Area for World Gym Athletics Team Training (Foundations, Performance, One Barbell Classes, Smash & Yoga Classes)
  • Strength Training Equipment
  • Treadmills/Rowers (PACE, ROW-IT classes)
  • Recovery Zone
  • Barbell Café
  • Locker Rooms

A Global Support Network

Our ownership and management team has over 200 years of cumulative experience, and we’re committed to the success of every Franchisee. We’re always just a phone call, text, email or DM away. Our team of fitness industry professionals will provide the operational support, guidance and troubleshooting you need to remain successful in the constantly changing fitness market. We offer support in the following areas:

• Business, Operational & Technology Support

• Ancillary Revenue Streams

• Branding, Marketing/Social Media & Sales Support

As a Franchisee, you’ll have the ability to connect with and learn from all other World Gym Franchisees through a variety of formats and forums, including:

• Live, virtual & peer-to-peer training

• A private online owner’s forum

• Annual World Gym International Convention. Ask about attending our next event, Sept 4-7, 2019!

Our Ideal Candidate

We are looking for franchise candidates who are passionate about building a fitness community in their local market. Fitness industry experience is not necessary. Ideally, we are seeking candidates with some business experience, a focus on sales and marketing and a willingness to work with our proven systems. 

Interested in learning more? Fill out the form today!


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